Last July the province requested applications from potential retailers interested in operating cannabis retail stores in seven Manitoba communities including Flin Flon. Random draws have been made with one ballot for each community as well as a second standby ballot.
The selected retailer for Flin Flon is a numbered business 10552763 Canada Corporation Garden Variety with the standby retailer Auxly Cannabis Group incorporated. Selected retailers have been asked to confirm within ten days whether or not they are interested in opening a store in the community they were drawn for and if not the opportunity will be presented to the standby retailer drawn. Once confirmed retailers will enter into written agreements with the province and can begin the process to open their stores including securing the necessary permits from the communities and receiving a license from the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority.